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Blattered circus: final week of jokery and dodgy dealing for England world-cup bid.

November 28, 2010

PANORAMA TONIGHT 8.30  BBC1. Don’t miss what Blatter’s and Warner’s cronies have been dreading.

**SURVEY UPDATE**  52.17% of Bristol vote for £2 off pint of cider rather than cheap entry to Lansdowns gym. (stats analysed by Sainsburys and BEP experts)

Personally if it was up to me I’d say stuff the lot of them. Bunch of 5*money-grabbing wasters.

And this is straight from the mouth of someone who’s been to a world-cup final weekend and who plays the game at grass root level every week.

This country needs a damn good shake up in the way football’s run from the top down. I want to see heads rolling and booted into touch, rockets up backsides. The damage started way before the England  bid’s ageing failed politician Treisman got caught with his trousers down by the mossad inspired honey-trap. It started with the dodgy billionaires and media moguls who grabbed the old first division from under our noses and used and abused our game to further their inflated ego’s and back pocket. Premiership my arse. Useless FA gave away the crown jewels long ago to the playboys and spivs.

Then we get rid of the hooligan image only to find every top team filled with top foreigners so we can barely rustle together a fit 11 England players for an international. Real fans elbowed out by Sky-high ticket prices and new stadiums feeding the ego-merchants. Arsenal tickets about to top £100-I don’t care how well they pass, how can a normal family watch their team every week at that price? Criminal. So much for the best league in the world. Never believed that crap anyway, its only so popular around the world because most of the world plays in it, leeching the millions out of most top clubs so they are all massively in debt. What a joke.

Roll on the Panorama tomorrow night. At least we’ve got a free press, just. And the Beeb is able to put the other side of the sorry story. I’d love to be the bluebottle on the wall of the 5* hotel with the ExCo fifa gang when the Panorama gets going and the millionaires start sweating. England bid-team should have nothing to worry about! That’s why they’ve got Beckham, the Royle family, Cameron, Uncle Tom Cobbley and all chasing round the luxury Spas selling their wares on an embarrassing fire-sale of the country!

Lets face it the vote was decided long ago. Ask yourself, would you rather sit in a damp, cold, foggy Sunderland choking on the local poison, or sitting by the warm Med on a Barcelona beach, sipping the Sangria? Yeh right,  Fifa officials are not complete idiots. Bet the idiots vote for Quatar 2022 though, wherever the hell that is. Football at 50C? Moronic.

I’m in need some seasonal mulled cider quick, before I choke on any more Fifa garbage. And I need to kick some lumps out of my opposite number next week, proper English style, sorry mate. Don’t get this continental not allowed to tackle properly stuff-another fifa failed policy I suppose.

Ps.don’t forget the Town Green debate, if you’re the slightest bit interested.

parliament-coppell vote Town Green

New support for Town Green

  1. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    November 28, 2010 1:54 pm

    I was lucky enough to have been at the 1966 World Cup, watching England play. Not the final, but the opening game with the opening ceremony. I loved England and I loved Bristol City, but I loved playing more! In those days, first team players at City, would join in the Sunday morning kick about in Ashton Park. Can you imagine that now? I think it sad when young people think it more important to watch that to play. As for FIFA, I liken them to the EU. An undemocratic organisation where people on the inside have built their privileged position and will do anything to maintain it and stuff the rest of us. Can this be challenged? Probably not: but then I said that about the Soviet Union.

  2. Richard Lane permalink
    November 28, 2010 7:17 pm

    You are quite correct about the temperature for playing football.
    The summer months would also be unbearable in the climate of Spain and Portugal, leading to a dampened down slower game.
    Much better then, to play it in proper footballing conditions, like sunny Sunderland and congested Bristol. Perhaps you’d then be able to go to another World cup weekend and not travel too far.
    Or could it be that your allegiences won’t let you support the bid, just like Bristol Rovers haven’t supported the bid. I find it strange that a fan of the round ball game would not support a bid from his home city. Not just support but actively oppose the bid with his actions. This would also be to the detriment of his fellow citizens, players and followers alike.
    Would you support the bid if it was being played at Ashton Gate?
    Oh! I forgot, please don’t send me back to OTIB sir, it is nearly Christmas after all.

  3. November 29, 2010 1:37 am

    I agree Paul 1966-ah the good old days. Was also a time back then when you could kick the ball around in the street and just had to move over once in a while to let the bus pass by.
    The money machine that has become professional football now has lost the plot for me. The legacy they keep talking about is in the lining of pockets, not pitches.

    Ashton Gate has already hosted the real World Cup very successfully. Who can forget the legend of world sport Jonah Lomu and the All Blacks against Tonga?

    Main reason Fifa want more seats is so they can dish them out to the corporate greed merchants and sell them on to their mates (not that Jack Warner would do such a thing. This country looks like a begging bowl basket case the final week of lobbying. And I don’t like that -which is why I say sod the World Cup.

  4. November 29, 2010 1:49 am

    Oh yes Rich, The unbearable Spanish heat hasn’t affected their game too badly.

  5. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    November 29, 2010 2:28 pm

    I watched an interesting program last night about multi-billionaire Donald Trump. He wrote a book about how to emulate his success and he recommended the use of plenty of hyperbole. He said, exaggerate a fact and then repeat it so many times that people believe it to be true. I suspect thats what we have here. The creation of 6,000 jobs, the regeneration of South Bristol, £150 million of investment, a stadium for the whole region, crowds to increase by 10,000, a City United, the site of a former rubbish tip……. These all sound like exaggerations to me, but I’m happy to be proved wrong, but with evidence not assumptions.

  6. bobS permalink
    November 29, 2010 4:02 pm



    premier league football, non-football income streams to pay for the club’s success, 30,000 fans, a “new” wetlands, “I will walk away”/”fight for 25 years”

    In reality, Donald Trump is justing requoting Joseph Goebbels

  7. November 29, 2010 4:30 pm

    Someone tells me that a fan dared to ask the Gods at Lansdowns meet the fans evening last week whether the off field businesses part of the new stadium would go into the team.
    The politician like gargled reply needs translating for those who live in sky fairy land…….”NO!”

    I just read the nauseating news that Cameron has invited Jack Warner out to lunch and offered to help Trinidad and Tobago (with what -envelopes full of cash??).
    If its like this at the top, what the hell has been going on down the basement in Bristol , where greenbelt, massive hypermarket, drive-thru Mcoffal merchants and the ‘600,000’\ jobs etc are lumped in with the world-cup fun? ££££££ Land giveaway springs to mind…..

  8. Richard Lane permalink
    November 30, 2010 8:55 pm

    Obviously Spain are on a high at the moment, but they don’t play their football in the summer months when the World cup is held, do they?

  9. Richard Lane permalink
    November 30, 2010 9:10 pm

    Hi paul
    I think Sacredspring must have read that book, especially this bit, (exaggerate a fact and then repeat it so many times that people believe it to be true).

    How can you prove projections of job creation, or crowd increases? Or dare I say how many cars are definately going to use a road and how much polution they may or may not produce?
    Cars and their emmisions are changing and job creation and crowds are relative to success.

    The only thing positive is the level of investment. Usually the more you invest the bigger the return, or put another way, the more success you have, not always true though.

  10. Richard Lane permalink
    November 30, 2010 9:19 pm

    Jumpers for goal posts.
    You must be getting on a bit remembering the good old days of 66, and still playing at grass roots level, fair play.
    You haven’t really answered my queery about your allegiences, so just out of interest.
    Do you have a football league team you follow? And if so, may I be so impertinent as to ask who that may be? Of course, if you are ashamed to say, I shall of course understand.

    Funny how many rugger fans are against this stadium.

  11. December 1, 2010 9:18 am

    Casting aspertions as to my age is against Fifa rules but 1966 those were the days-didn’t need the sky billions to win it then.
    I’m supporting the community I live in and that’s the only thing relevant.
    And I don’t like foul play.

    CAMORON- the nitwit, didn’t they learn him anything at Eton? He’s just said that the England bid is independent of Government interference.
    So what the flippin heck is he doing in Zurich grovelling and scraping around the bent Fifa mafia trying to get votes? Jesysus! Get the dimwit’s nanny to take him home quick. Embarrassing.

  12. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    December 1, 2010 11:57 am

    Hi Rich. Exactly my point. If only “they” said “we expect”, “we hope”, “in our estimation”, “there is a probability” then I could have no complaint. Much of this can be laid at the door of the Evening Post who, in their effort to please and get the result that they want, have turned many otherwise neutral observers against the scheme.

  13. Richard Lane permalink
    December 1, 2010 9:43 pm

    Hi Paul
    What I was saying was that these are projections, based on the level of investment and it is expected to deliver those projections, after all they are promoting this. If they sounded in anyway unsure, then that would be taken and used against them.
    The opposition argument is based on using the extreme assesments in every way possible and at every opportunity. There appears no allowance in their argument for things like the emmisions of cars reducing, the change of fuel for vehicles, the increase of home deliveries, the fact that less than 1,000 cars can access the new stadium site. But it’s claimed that there could be 5-8,000 extra vehicles using the stadium, forgetting that there is already a stadium which has no travel plan at all and already caters for them.
    There is no compromise at all from the objectors.

  14. Richard Lane permalink
    December 1, 2010 9:50 pm

    I was congratulating you on your fitness, not casting aspersions on your age.

    I take it from your non answer then, that you are ashamed to admit which team you follow.

    Cameron is there trying to help his country to be successful, something I would expect everyone to do, unless they were a political terrorist trying their hardest to oppose success.

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